Thursday, September 2, 2010

A North Okanagan Activity Guide for all Homeschoolers (registered or enrolled)

A North Okanagan Activity Guide for all Homeschoolers (registered or enrolled)

New Homeschoolers may benefit from this information.


NORTH OKANAGAN:
Support Groups:

North Okanagan Christian Home Educators (NOCHE) e-mail chain and regular monthly meetings. Activities are usually organized at the meetings and posted on the e-mail chain. Contact Lina Rogers. lina-r@shaw.ca

North Okanagan Home Learners has a blogger and regular monthly meetings. Contact Jill at 250-545-2681. You may view the blogger at: http://northokanaganhomelearners.blogspot.com

Festivals and Fairs:
Cedar Bridge School in Lumby, B.C. holds events the pubic can attend: Martimas in November and May Festival in May. They may offer Homeschool programs in the future. cedarbridgeschool@hotmail.com

Education & Career Fairs www.educationcareerfairs.com

Fitness, Sports and Recreation
Heritage Christian Online School Family Fun Day and Track Meet is usually organized in May or June. Track practices are usually organized prior to the Sports Day. http://www.onlineschool.ca/

BMX Track – free riding times daily - http://www.vernonbmx.com/

Homeschool Skating at Centennial Outdoor Arena in January, February and March is usually organized.

Ski/Board Program for Homeschoolers - sign up is usually in October and ski days are usually in January or February at Silver Star Ski Resort.

Hiking - Fall 2010 Hikes for Homeschoolers - contact: Caroline gilbank@gmail.com or Delia b.major@telus.net

Playground Days are usually organized and posted online. The organizer can pick a certain day rotating parks or the same park weekly.

Larch Hills Cross-Country Ski Trails http://www.skilarchhills.ca/

Greater Vernon Recreation Services www.greatervernonrecreation.ca

Armstrong Recreation- http://www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID-6

Whitevale Recreation - http://www.lumby,ca/services/recreation/index.html

Free Things or Low Cost Things to Do in Vernon, B.C. www.greatervernonrecreation.ca

Public Swim Times – Homeschoolers often meet at the Vernon Indoor Pool on Friday afternoons.

Local Clubs:
Young Naturalists’ Club http://www.ync.ca/explorer%20days/group_location.htm There is a North Okanagan group.

Educational classes:
Okanagan Science Centre offers homeschool programs. www.okscience.ca Homeschoolers can organize science classes by contacting the Science Center, arranging for topics to be taught and posting the information online to get more participants. Minimum is usually 10 students.

Okanagan Regional Library - www.orl.bc.ca - Storytime or Library Activities - Homeschoolers may organize activities at the Library.

Places to visit or to plan a Fieldtrip:
-Davidson Orchards www.davisonorchards.
-Planet Bee www.planetbee.com
-Allan Brooks Nature Centre 250 Allan Brooks Way www.abnc.ca
-Greater Museum & Archives www.vernonmuseum.ca
-Vernon Public Arts Gallery www.galleries.bc.ca/Vernon
-Save-On Foods
-Firehall Tour
-Atlantis Waterslides – A fieldtrip is usually organized in late June.
-Vernon Courthouse
-Kingfisher Interpretive Centre east of Enderby www.kingfishercentre.com - Individuals or small groups may join up with salmon programs. Please call ahead 250-838-0004.

Theatre and the Arts:
Runaway Moon Theatre in Enderby provides community arts and puppet theatre experiences for all ages. info@runawaymoon.org or call 250-306-3935

Arts and Textiles classes - Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners Guild - The Arts Centre (in Polson Park) 2704 Hwy 6 phone: 250-542-6243

Craft Days:
Christmas Crafts – a craft making day is usually organized prior to Christmas.

Outdoor Market:
Farmers Market on Mon & Thurs 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. Apr. to Oct.

Used Curriculum:
Used Curriculum Sales are often posted.

Special Annual Events:
Annual Christmas Banquet in December is usually planned.

Contests:
Writing Contests are usually posted. Shuswap Association of Writers organizes a children’s writing contest at www.saow.ca/contests.php.

Woodworking:
Home Depot - monthly children's workshops.

Music Schools:
Vernon Community Music School offers music programs. vcmusicschool’atsymbol’gmail.com or phone 250-545-4977

Music Teachers:
Shari Bootsma – 250-558-5513 – Music for Young Children at www.myc.com/teacher/sbootsma

Tutors: - usually posted.

French -
Algebra -

Dance Teachers


Shows that are usually planned:
Rhythmic Gymnastics Show – Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club www.rgstars.net

Okanagan Symphony School Concert Series - Wendy McCracken at 250-763-7544 wmccracken@okanagansymphony.com Homeschoolers may attend the performances.

Summer Fun:
Beach Days for Summer 2010 at Paddle Wheel Park Beach contact Caroline gilbank@gmail.com.

KELOWNA:

Support Groups:

Home - LEARNERS UNLIMITED

http://www.freewebs.com/learnersunlimited/

learnersunlimited : Learners Unlimited

http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/learnersunlimited/

Central Okanagan Homeschoolers (Westbank, BC) - Meetup.com

http://www.meetup.com/Westbank-Kelowna-Homeschoolers/

Kelowna and Westside Christian Home Educators Association - sanmutsch@hotmail.com

Fitness, Sports and Recreation
Energyplex http://www.energyplex.ca/

Crafts
Michaels - Craft workshops monthly

Places to visit or to plan a Fieldtrip:
Kelowna Courthouse

Information compiled by Delia on Sept. 1, 2010. This Activity Guide is based on current information and is a work in progress. Thanks to the help and support of other Homeschooling moms who proofread, provided feedback and additional information.

Please contact Delia at b.major@telus.net or 250-260-7855 if you are involved with providing teaching/learning/support activities for Homeschoolers and would like to be added to the guide. All the best in your Homeschooling journey!

12 comments:

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I have 2 more activities under Fitness, Sports and Recreation:
NOYSA - North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association www.vernonsoccer.ca/noysa
and Youth Sailing Lessons at Paddle Wheel Park - www.nosa.bc.ca/

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Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation
HOME SCHOOL P.E (7-11 years)
Start Date: Jan 14th
End Date: April 14th

Young students can now join in on activities starting next year! Sports and games instructed by the coaches will include dodgeball, floorball, soccer and much much more! Your child will grow comfortable when partaking in a welcoming and sociable atmosphere. Group games will help everyone to stay active while learning various new sports and skills. Everyone will have a blast in a safe, controlled/supervised environment!


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www.asprd.com

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